Sources in the Joachim-Heidrich-papers at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin


This list gives a detailed insight into doc­u­ments con­tained in the in the lit­er­ary estate of Joachim Hei­drich (Joachim-Hei­drich-Nach­lass).

The col­lec­tor Joachim Hei­drich (1930–2004) stud­ied Eth­nol­o­gy (Volk­skunde) with a focus on Indol­o­gy and suc­cess­ful­ly fin­ished his dis­ser­ta­tion in 1958. From 1973 to 1981 he held sev­er­al port­fo­lios for the GDR’s Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, includ­ing dif­fer­ent posi­tions at the embassy in New Del­hi, and the posi­tion of the Con­sulate Gen­er­al of the GDR in Cal­cut­ta. From 1981–1989, he worked at the Cen­tral Insti­tute of His­to­ry (Zen­tralin­sti­tut für Geschichte) fol­lowed by the Insti­tute for Uni­ver­sal His­to­ry (Insti­tut für All­ge­meine Geschichte) at the Acad­e­my of Sci­ences (Akademie der Wis­senschaften) of the GDR. After that he worked at ZMO’s pre­de­ces­sor insti­tu­tion, the Forschungss­chw­er­punkt Mod­ern­er Ori­ent, until 1995. Since the col­lec­tion of the Hei­drich-Nach­lass is not search­able through the ZMO data­base, this list is an essen­tial tool for the search of doc­u­ments in this collection.

This list has been com­piled in coop­er­a­tion with the par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents of the sem­i­nar “Trac­ing India in a Berlin Archive”, offered at the Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin in WiSe 2017–18 and 2018–19.

The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflex­i­con arti­cle  „Trac­ing, Cat­a­logu­ing, Index­ing: Reflec­tions on the Joachim and Petra Hei­drich papers in the Leib­niz-Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent Archive“ by Anan­di­ta Bajpai.

Down­load the list here.

For a the­mat­ic over­wiew of the col­lec­tion, see the Bestands­beschrei­bung in the MIDA data­base.